21 May 2012

Menu Monday

We had lots of yummy meals last week, plus a chocolate treat.

This was the perfect meal for the rainy weather we had last week.  The soup tasted like my grandmother's vegetable soup and the sandwich really was one of the best grilled cheeses I've had.  I made the full recipe of soup and we had lots leftover for lunches.

Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms {Real Simple October 2009}
Quick and easy to make with minimal clean-up is always a winner in my book.  Plus it was healthy {less than 300 calories per serving!} and tasty.

Red Wine Chocolate Cake {Smitten Kitchen}
Just make this.  It's incredible and took maybe 10 minutes to whip together.  M ate approximately 80% of the cake while I was gone this weekend.  So I guess I'll just have to make another one...

This was our wonderful, summery dinner from last night.  I didn't really use recipes per se.  I just referenced recipes I like and went from there.  We split a New York strip steak, cooked according to Ina.  I roasted 1.5 pints of grape tomatoes, also cooked according to Ina.  The avocado is just sliced and tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  And I sliced an Italian bread loaf, drizzled with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and baked at 400 degrees for 7 minutes.  So, so good.

I'm linking up with Rachel at In No Simple Language again.

Bon appetit!


Laura {a spoonful of joy} said...

that soup looks delicious especially since we're off to a rainy start again this week!

REBrown said...

That grilled cheese looks amazing! There's really nothing better in my opinion.

The Pink Pagoda said...

All I need to do is visit here for all cooking ideas. Very inspiring!

The enchanted home said...

Sarah..this is making me crave a full course dinner at 6:30 am. I love grilled cheese and soup and its kind of a go to meal for me..and that strip steak dinner looks delish!

Prippy Handbook said...

Everything looks delicious!

I'm super curious to try that cake - red wine make everything better.

Portuguese Prepster said...

o my goodness everything looks simply incredible...esp the red velvet wine cake!